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Accelerated Application

The Accelerated nursing program for second degree students at Kent State University College of Nursing is a rigorous academic program that requires demonstration of critical thinking, strong written and oral communication skills, and the time, support, and resources to commit to an intensive four-term program. 

Those applying for admission will be required to meet all admissions criteria for the four-year baccalaureate nursing program and, in addition, must demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills. Extra weight will be given to applicants with class-related, extra-curricular, job-related, or volunteer experience working with individuals and/or groups in a helping or caring setting.


All application materials including transcripts and recommendations must be received by the application deadline (June 1 for the Fall cohort, September 1 for the Spring cohort, and February 1 for the Summer cohort) for consideration. Late materials will NOT be accepted.

  1. Apply to Kent State University (only if you have not already applied to Kent State University).
  2. Complete the Accelerated Nursing Application.

Note to International Applicants:

All International transcripts must be officially evaluated by Kent State University’s Office of Global Education before the application deadline. 

For questions regarding your official transcript evaluation status, please contact the Office of Global Education at 330-672-7980. It is recommended for students with International transcripts to apply to Kent State University 6-8 weeks before the Accelerated Nursing application deadline.